October 20, 2011
In an information item regarding reorganization of the
Facilities area, it was revealed that administration is recommending to the
board that the Director of Facilities Position should be eliminated. Board to
act on Tuesday afternoon.
More information from the
College Council website
We also had a thin client presentation and demonstration (I
didn't see the demonstration).
No meeting since our last Academic Senate meeting. Will vote
on faculty position prioritization next Wednesday.
ASCCC SLO Committee
Regional SLO meeting NOT HERE October 29
Delayed for planning purposes until late November or even
MPC SLO Committee
Has drafted a plan for addressing ACCJC recommendations 1-3.
On today's agenda
MPC Board of Trustees
I will be collaborating with Doug to give a presentation to
the board about the Chancellor's Office Student Success Task Force Draft
What should I say?
My current idea is to keep it at a philosophical level and
explain what is important to faculty members.
Some themes I've been thinking about:
College is different than high school. What makes it
different? How do these recommendations impact those differences?
top-down vs faculty control
Opposed to a strict, Required, student Ed Plan that comes
early in the educational career.
And that causes a loss of funding for courses not in the Ed
Individuality, local control, ability to follow an interest,
Opposition to performance-based, or completions-based
funding. These recommendations do everything but this and clearly set the stage
Opposed to "alternative funding mechanisms," with strings
Opposed to student success score cards
draft ppt presentation is at a pretty detailed level responding to specific
Repeatability vs Repetition
|This is for certain courses that have been
defined as "repeatable" based on pedagogy.
Current T5 (which was recently revised in this area) has four "takes" of
a course, or family of courses, that are designed as "activity" or
Under pressure from the Chancellor's and Legislative offices, the ASCCC
is recommending changes that define repeatability based on discipline.
Those recommendations are here. There will be voted on at the Fall
Recommendations Regarding Repeatability
Recommendations can then be taken to the Consultation Council and on to
the Board of Governors. We understand that if these recommendations are
not approved, then the ASCCC, representing the faculty, will have no way
to recommend any changes.
Agenda Items for November 3.
The Executive Committee is asking you to bring this policy to
your divisions for comment NOW, so that we can have an informed discussion on
Proposed BP 3040 --Community Service Program
Existing BP 3040
E-mail from Mike Gilmartin providing background for the
Community Service board policy:
This is mainly a cleanup of the
original board policy that was approved in 1988. We had not looked at this
in quite a long time and we wanted to make sure it was up to date. So, I
reviewed the language that the League version of the policy had and made a few
tweaks to our policy. I also tried to make the language clearer in a few
places especially when it comes to the funding of these programs. I don’t
see any of this as major changes from the original policy. We do want this
policy to be current and in place in case we decide to move forward with
community service in the future. Let me know if you have specific questions.